Quick-Thoughts: Lucrecia Martel’s La Ciénaga (2001)

A real nihilistic attitude on this kind of lifestyle: lodging in filth only to never leave it. Drifting endlessly in the trapped depths of your bourgeoise circle that somehow rots but never truly changes. Allowing your problems and even your own existence to become as meaningless as the next mundane event that gets tossed on screen or the ones before it. The curse of understanding our environment is exhibited here in a nutshell. This is nothing less than a nightmare that somehow feels exactly like a reality. 

Consider the construct of family (or living in general) officially ruined for me. Thanks, Martel.

Verdict: B-

“La Ciénaga“ is now available to stream on The Criterion Channel and HBO Max.

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